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Corpus Christi’s beautiful beaches are the heart and soul of the Texas Gulf Region. The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department cares for two bayfront beaches and designated stretches of beaches along our Gulf Coast.


Youth Catch a Special Thrill (CAST) Fishing at Packery Channel

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Local children with disabilities and special needs will be paired with local volunteers for a day of fun and fishing at the Packery Channel Overlook area in Corpus Christi. The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Beach Operations and Catch a Special Thrill (CAST) Organization, along with volunteers, will be helping the kids fish. ► Event Flyer  Register Online Now! Space is limited. 


Now Hiring Gulf Beach Lifeguards
For Summer

Join our City of Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department team of dedicated employees! We seek to employ persons who perform at their best and provide positive experiences for our customers. ► View video about working with the City of Corpus Christi.

► Apply now for the Gulf Beach Lifeguard summer 2018 position. 

► Jobs Flyer


Corpus Christi’s beaches are its most vibrant resource that you’ll want to explore for yourself!

The Bayfront beaches (North Beach and McGee Beach) are nationally recognized as among the best-restored beaches in the country by ASBPA in 2010 and 2012.

McGee Beach - Located downtown on Shoreline Blvd. along the seawall on Corpus Christi Bay, it is walking distance from McCaughan Park, hotels, restaurants, a marina, museums of art, history, and science, as well as near entertainment and sports venues, including the convention center. Learn more about McGee Beach.

North Beach – Located just a short drive over the Harbor Bridge where you can enjoy a relaxed beach vibe—stroll the Beachwalk promenade, lounge under a cabana, enjoy local seafood, board a historic aircraft carrier and explore the award-winning Texas State Aquarium. Learn more about North Beach.

Our Gulf of Mexico beaches on Mustang Island and North Padre Island offer endless recreational opportunities for visitors and locals. Swim in the warm waters, build a stunning sandcastle or simply relax with your toes in the sun-kissed sand and breath in the salty fresh air—ah!

Did You Know? Our beaches seasonally have large amounts of seaweed wash ashore. Seaweed, a natural part of our ecosystem, is a good thing! It provides food for the birds, turtles, and marine life. Seaweed also helps form our protective dunes and breaks down into rich nutrients for our beautiful beaches. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these seasonal occurrences.



VIDEO - Free in CC - Walk Along North Beach Beachwalk (October 12, 2017)

VIDEO - 2018 Beach Parking Permits to Enjoy the Sand and Surf (January 31, 2018)